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The Best First Year in College
Starts Right Now…


Live Online Events | Workshops | Exclusive Content

As Seen On TV and In Print:

YOU NEED TO KNOW…

THE PROBLEM:
High school gets students into college, but millions of students struggle.  Most students aren’t prepared for what’s next.  Most parents don’t know how to help.

THE SOLUTION: 
Harlan Cohen, New York Times bestselling author of the #1 book on college life gives students the latest facts, stats, and strategies to thrive during the college years.  College isn’t about getting in… it’s about graduating. 


NEXT LIVE EVENT: May 9, 2019

5 SIMPLE RULES FOR HIGH SCHOOL
AND COLLEGE PARENTS

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BEST FIRST YEAR 2019 Program Line up

Get Access to a LIVE ONLINE EVENTS & exclusive videos hosted by Harlan Cohen.  Get 24/7 access to all replays. 

HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE STUDENTS | PARENTS
5 Steps to College Success: The Stuff No One Teaches You in High School

HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE STUDENTS | PARENTS
 
17 Things Students NEED to Do Before Going to College

HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE STUDENTS | PARENTS
 
7 Money MUST DOs for College Students & Parents

HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE STUDENTS | PARENTS
5 Simple Rules for College Parents: Support Your Child (and Yourself)

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS | PARENTS
Happy, Healthy, Almost Stress-Free College Planning (for students & parents)

HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE STUDENTS
Dream It, Believe It, Make It Happen in College (leadership & grit workshop)

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MY PASSION IS HELPING…

I’m Harlan Cohen and I’m the New York Times bestselling author of the #1 book on college life, a syndicated advice columnist, and a speaker who has visited over 500 high school and college campuses (watch TEDx talk here). I help students and parents get comfortable with the uncomfortable. This all started during my first year in college. I graduated from a top high school, but was totally unprepared for life in college. I struggled to find my people. I didn’t know how to find my places. I got impatient and felt totally lost.  Eventually, I transferred.  It cost me time, money, energy, and emotions I didn’t need to spend.  I soon realized that I wasn’t alone. Over the past 20 years, the problems haven’t changed —  it’s students’ ability to cope with them.  But it doesn’t need to be this way. That’s why I created Best First Year.

MY BOOKS: The Naked Roommate is the #1 book on college life (800,000+ copies in print). It’s used as a textbook in high school and college classrooms around the world. The Naked Roommate for Parents Only is the go-to-book for parents and is recommended by top institutions.  The Naked Roommate’s First Year Survival Workbook is used in high school and college classrooms to help students prepare, plan, and navigate all the changes ahead.


FACT: Millions of students will struggle their first year college and most have no idea it will happen to them.

FACTS & STATS:

  • Approximately 1 in 4 first year college students will NOT return to the same school 
  • 66% of first year students admit feeling homesick or lonely
  • 36.7 % of college students report feeling so depressed “it was difficult to function”
  • 53.4% of ALL college students admitted feeling hopeless over the past 12 months
  • Most students DO NOT graduate in 4 years (costing $70K+ college costs + lost income)

(Source: HERI data and ACHA-NCHA assessment)

BEST FIRST YEAR saves time, energy, and money. 
S
truggling, searching for answers, and transferring is time consuming, exhausting, and expensive.

BEST FIRST YEAR INCLUDES:

EVENT: Happy, Healthy, Almost Stress-Free College Planning (for students and parents)

COLLEGE SEARCH & SELECTION: Harlan breaks down college search & selection while delivering a new approach that simplifies the process and empowers students to make the best college choice. Oh, and he removes a lot of the stress and anxiety.  This workshop is for students and their parents. > All-Access Pass Required

EVENT: 17 Things You Need to Do Before Going to College

COLLEGE LIFE: It’s everything they never tell students about life in college.  AND it’s the most important stuff.  Harlan gives student (and parents) tips, strategies, and advice to prepare and plan for everything and anything in college. Students and parents are welcome.   > All-Access Pass Required

EVENT: 7 MONEY MUST DOs for Students and Their Parents

FINANCES: Harlan’s going to help you save now, spend less, and graduate with no BIG financial surprises.  No one likes financial surprises (unless it’s winning the lottery).  > All-Access Pass Required

EVENT: Five Simple Rules For Parents of College Students

PARENTING: Harlan helps parents know what’s coming and how to be the best partner during the college years.  Parents are more involved and need to know more.   > WATCH REPLAY

EVENT: Dream It, Believe It, Make It Happen

LEADERSHIP: What’s do you want to happen this year in college?  How will you make it happen? Are you prepared for the unexpected surprises along the way? Harlan delivers a step-by-step approach to tell the story of their first year in college.   Get access to the same leadership workshop Harlan presents to students, parents, and professionals.  > All-Access Pass Required

BONUS CONTENT THAT COMES WITH YOUR ALL-ACCESS PASS…

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BONUS: LIVE Q & A Online Event w/Harlan

Join Harlan for an exclusive online events in 2019.  This Q&A is designed to answer all your questions and concerns in a smaller setting.

VIDEOS: 50+ Video Lessons

Use these short video lessons throughout the year to prepare, plan, and navigate life in college.

BONUS: Workbook Exercises, Roommate Contract, Resources

Get exercises to videos, exercises, and activities available from Harlan’s institutional first year success program (distributed by Kaplan Test Prep).  This is the only place for students and parents to get access to these awesome resources.

ALL-ACCESS PASS IS FOR…

High School & College Students

Eager, excited, and sometimes anxious students heading to college

Parents

Caring and concerned parents who want their kids to be their best

Counselors & Educators

Counselors and educators who work with high school or college students

“BestFirstYear.com helps students and parents navigate the social, emotional, physical, financial, and academic changes ahead. It’s everything you need to know to help get comfortable with the uncomfortable and have the best first year in college.”  

– Harlan Cohen

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